Indiana Public Health Conference

2018 Indiana Public Health Conference: Saving Lives and Communities: Reducing Harm, Stigma, Overdoses, and Death

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October 10-11, 2018

October 10: Workshop
October 11: Full-day conference

Indianapolis Marriott East
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

About the Event

Harm reduction services and policies are effective, humane, and life-saving strategies that address overdose and opioid addiction. This conference brings together a multidisciplinary group of professionals to share best practices on harm reduction, a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use.

Featuring keynote speakers, breakout sessions, posters, and conversations between people from diverse disciplines, join us to learn more about harm reduction, with a specific focus on:

  • The life-saving and cost-saving impact of harm reduction services
  • Evidence-based and effective harm reduction services and policies, including syringe exchange services, housing first, and law enforcement diversion programs
  • How to plan and implement harm reduction services
  • National, state, and local examples of harm reduction services and policies
  • Engaging in cross-sector collaboration
  • Addressing attitudes about and relationships to drugs and drug users


At a later date, registration will open for the half day workshop and the full-day conference.

Pre-register for the Conference Now!


Please contact Marcie Memmer at if you have questions or want more information.

Who Plans the Public Health Conference?

This conference is being planned by the IUPUI Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, IU School of Public Health - Bloomington, Purdue University –Public Health Graduate program, University of Indianapolis, Indiana Minority Health Coalition, Madison County Health Department, Indiana State Department of Health, Marion County Health Department, Indiana Rural Health Association, Indiana Public Health Association, Overdose Lifeline, IU School of Medicine, Ball State University, Indiana Association of School Nurses, and other partners.

Speakers, Posters, and Exhibitors

At a later date, a call for presentations, posters and exhibitors will be released.